From Thinkbox software they kindly provide us a license of XMesh MX software, so we were able to do some testing with it.
The randomization of animation frames is working without any troubles. You have various options how to archive it under Animation
tab in Forest Pack. Please check simple Random Samples
setting on attached screenshot (this way you can set Time Offset
and total Count
of samples). More about Animation
tab settings you can find here
Regarding the viewport issue: First I should mention, that XMeshLoader viewport settings doesn't affect the render process of Forest object and for all viewport modes it's rendering as supposed. Also use of Mesh
display modes inside of XMeshLoader works fine together with Forest Pack and we can recommend it. You can for example simplify the object by lowering Percent
values for Faces
mode in XMeshLoader in combination of Point-cloud
mode in Forest Pack. Attaching screenshots with Mesh
display modes and of the above mentioned combination (Faces
In case of using Verts
display mode you should use Proxy
viewport mode in Forest Pack as actually Forest Pack is not displaying vertexes. We´ll see what we can do this case.
Hope this helps you.